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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Dusky Pink Blouse with Bell Sleeves.

Hiya,

I hope you caught my post yesterday celebrating mummabstylish's  First Birthday!
When first writing my blog, posts were very sporadic and thin on the ground, however upon my learning curve I've taken heed at one piece of advice - blog consistently! 
So that's what I've been doing for the past few weeks,  Monday and Thursday are my chosen days, so If you like a little of what I wear and what I fill my days with I'd be over the moon if you'd join me.





You may have seen me wearing this gorgeous dusky pink blouse on my Instagram recently.   I picked this up in Debenhams a couple of weeks ago knowing this would be the perfect blouse to carry me through to Spring - do you like my positive thinking?  It must be just around the corner, because the bulbs are starting to spring up in my garden, and the nights are drawing out. 

I decided to challenge myself to see if I could wear it both on a night out and for a casual day shopping. 

So here's my first look.  Paired with some black culottes that I bought last year, but haven't been able to wear much because of the weather (and hubby doesn't care for them) but I like how they look together, dressy enough for an evening out to dinner or a party. 
Not needing to wear a necklace for this look, so I opted for statement earrings!

I was drawn to this blouse mainly because of the beautiful colour - pink is my favourite colour with dusky pink top of the list, along with cerise, fuscia, rose, bubblegum, hot pink and blush - hold on they're all my favourites!
The cute bell sleeves that are so fashionable have a black ribbon bow at the cuff,  but remember to take care when eating you dinner - these pretty sleeves won't look so pretty with gravy over them!  Smug to say that didn't happen to me, but reading other blogs I know it's happened to some of you! Opps!

Do you like the culottes or do you agree with my hubby?  These have wide legs so I feel are more chic than casual, although you can dress these down, but that's for another post I think.



















Onto the casual look, this would be more suitable for shopping, or impromptu lunch out.
I paired my cute blouse with these skinny dark denim jeans, I bought these in Zara a couple of seasons ago, bought for about £15 - a great bargain find in their sale and cheap enough to give them my own DIY treatment of a frayed hem - I want to show these in another post, if you'd like to pop back and see in the next few weeks.





My black boots from TK Maxx along with this black long line waterfall cardigan finished off this casual look with an all important cross-over bag, again from an extensive collection in TK Maxx. 











Thanks to my middle daughter for taking photos for me, mind you we did have a few laughs going through the outtakes, some being very 'cringe' worthy - lol!

I love you to visit the marvelous Jonet at Fabulously Chic Over 50  where I'm thrilled to be featured and chuffed if you'd check it out.

See you again soon. X
             Jacqui B.
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24 comments

  1. What a pretty top, love the color and the bell sleeves. They are such a fun trend especially going into spring.
    Nora

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    1. Thank you Nora, I'm so pleased I bought it, I know it'll be worn many times. x

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  2. Love the bell sleeves and pink on you! So pretty jacqui. I am in need of some spring tops so I am looking. Love it with jeans and the crops as well.
    Have a great day!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Yes I think this will be superb for Spring, hope you find some pretty tops too. x

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  3. I love that you styled it two ways, Jacqui!!
    I always feel so much smarter that I've spend my money wisely when I can do this!!
    The blouse is so pretty!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Jodie, thanks for you kind words. I'm pleased with how this turned out and haven't really tried it before - but I'll be doing it again for sure. x

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  4. That blouse is beautiful! I love both ways you've worn it! What a great piece!

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    1. Many thanks Laura, so happy with my purchase.x

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  5. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The outfit with the jeans is so unexpected. Great styling!

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    1. Thanks Nicole, also thanks for featuring me on your blog - I'm chuffed! x

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  6. I absolutely love this blouse! You styled it perfectly both ways. The bag in the first look is so chic.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. The bag was a Christmas present years ago, but being classic comes out every so often and fits the bill perfectly! Kind comments - thanks. x

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  7. I really like the blouse and how you have styled it both ways Jacqui. Thank you for linking up with Celebrating Style. Have a great weekend xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Very welcome, thanks for hosting. Glad it worked out so well, I'm looking forward to styling it again! x

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  8. LOVE this so much, I'm going to feature it as one of my favs on next Wednesday's Fashion Link-Up over at the Blended Blog!! Happy weekend!!

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    1. Thanks Andrea, such lovely words - oh and I can't wait to see the feature. Happy weekend to you too! x

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  9. Happy 1st Anniversary Jacqui,many congratulations, you are doing awesomely. x

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    1. Wow, thanks so much for you kind words - I'm looking forward to the next year. x

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  10. Love this look. Fantastic!
    -Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com/2017/03/12/savannah/

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    1. Many thanks Vaishali, just visited your blog, lovely post - the destination sounds divine. x

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  11. I love the pretty blouse and how you've styled it two ways. Men just don't get culottes do they? I think they're what's known as "man repellers" ;-) I've just bought some black ones...I think they look rather chic. Thank you for linking up to Style With a Smile :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thank you Emma, kind words, I'm chuffed. You're blog is very inspirational, love to see your outfits. x

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  12. Very pretty top and I really like how you've styled it with jeans and a black flyaway cardi. Thank you for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Thank you Rena for your lovely, kind words - great to link up with you - thanks for hosting. x

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